Presentation of awards to the champions from the Reading Beer Festival.
<p>This year the Reading Beer Festival was pleased to host CAMRA's Cider and Perry National Champion Awards.Those who enjoyed the judging (and the drinking!) may be interested to know that CAMRA will be presenting three producers with their awards at the Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road,Canton, Cardiff on Saturday 10th July, starting at 2pm.</p><p>Awards will be presented to the following producers.</p><p><b>National Gold Champion Cider</b><br/>Gwynt y Ddraig Medium made by Andrew Gronow(Vale of Glamorgan)<br/><b>National Gold Champion Perry</b><br/>Gwatkin Blakeney Redmade by Denis Gwatkin (Herefordshire)<br/><b>National Bronze Champion Perry</b><br/>Butford Farm Dry made by Martin Harris (Herefordshire)</p><p>Gwynt Y Ddraig is the first ever Welsh winner of the National gold award.Gillian Williams, CAMRA's Director of Cider and Perry Campaigning, said, "Wewere delighted that Andrew Gronow has won this year's national award forGwynt Y Ddraig. This is a fantastic cider that the judges were very excitedabout."</p><p>She continued, "It is so pleasing to see Andrew Gronow, DenisGwatkin and Martin Harris win these awards as they are all dedicatedproducers that are passionate about their product and take the care and timeto ensure their cider and perry are of the highest quality.</p><p><b>Full Results:</b></p><p><b>CIDER</b><br/><b>GOLD</b> - Gwynt Y Ddraig Medium (Andrew Gronow, Tel: 01446 795 709)<br/><b>SILVER</b> - Upton Sweet (Valerie & Robert Fitchett, Tel: 01235 850808)<br/><b>BRONZE</b> - Dunkertons' Medium (Ivor & Susie Dunkerton, Tel: 01544 388653)</p><p><b>PERRY</b><br/><b>GOLD</b> - Gwatkin's Blakeney Red (Denis Gwatkin, Tel: 01981 550 258)<br/><b>SILVER</b> - Summers' Medium (Summers' Cider & Perry, Tel: 01453 811218)<br/><b>BRONZE</b> - Butford Farm Dry (Martin Harris, Tel: 01568 797 195)</p><p>The presentation takes place during a weekend long cider and perry festivalorganised by <a href="http://www.welshcider.co.uk/">Cymdeithas Seidr Cymru</a>, the Welsh Cider Society. The Festival features 22different types, including the three national award winners. For train times to Cardiff please click <a href="http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourney/time_table/journey_requirements.asp?&T2ID=2068_2003321102121">here</a>.</p><p><b>More information:</b><br/>CAMRA Press Office: 01727 867201<br/>Gillian Williams, CAMRA's Cider and Perry Campaigning Director: 0774 0026562</p><p>CAMRA, 230 Hatfield Road, St. Albans, AL1 4LW<br/>Tel: 01727 867201<br/>Fax: 01727 867670<br/>E-mail: <a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=National Cider and Perry Awards">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br/>Internet: <a href="http://www.camra.org.uk/">http://www.camra.org.uk/</a></p><p>Watch out for National Cider and Perry Month in October, when we hope to run more events to celebrate these traditional drinks!Details will be posted on the <a href="http://www.readingcamra.org.uk/Campaign/Index.htm">Current Campaigns</a> section of this website when available.</p>